SHERRI LYNN WOOD is an artist working in Oakland, CA. She is a recent recipient of the Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant for Painters and Sculptors, and a two-time MacDowell Colony Fellow. She has been making and improvising quilts as a creative life practice for twenty-five years, and blogs about it at daintytime.net. Teaching credits include Penland School of Craft, QuiltCon, and numerous modern and traditional guilds across the country.
Sherri Lynn Wood, author of the new book "Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters" published by STC Craft/A Melanie Falick Book,will be stopping at the IQSCM on her X country book release tour. She will be in Lincoln on June 5th for first Friday from 3-5 p.m.
Pre-Order your copy BEFORE April 28, and enter the Pre-Order Giveaway HERE!
Improvise! Ruler-Free Patchwork Performance, -- a 1hr Improv Theater / Patchwork Mashup with Sherri Lynn Wood. Ruler-free patchwork techniques featured in the Improv Handbook For Modern Quilters, such as basic strip, bias strip, wedge, curve, stack, float, repetition, flow, bleeding, darting, natural fit, approximate measuring, trouble shooting, and composition tips, tricks and techniques will be demonstrated and performed on the spot according to suggestions received from the audience. Attendees will leave with enough knowledge to explore and incorporate ruler-free techniques in their future patchwork. Attendees are invited (optional) to contribute up to a 1/4 yd of fabric for the patchwork performance - zingers and "ugly" fabrics welcome!
Following her performance: Leah Sorensen-Hayes is a local artist and Quiltmaker who is also a studio assistant for Michael James. Michael’s show, “Ambiguity & Enigma,” will officially be opening that night. She’ll also have a small display of her work up.
Plus....the new galleries will be opening....well worth a night out at the museum!!
I hope everyone can come out for this great opportunity, right here in our own backyard!!! If you join us for our "Afternoon at the Improv" sewing days at the Museum, you will be seeing more of the Improv Handbook for Modern Quilters. Our next sewing day is June 13th at 12:00p.m. at IQSCM.